Local News in Brief : 3 Killed, 4 Injured When Car, Truck Collide Near Valencia

Three people were killed and at least four others were seriously injured Sunday evening when a car and a truck collided head-on near Valencia, officials reported.

Two women and a 5-year-old boy, all passengers in the car, were pronounced dead on arrival at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, a hospital spokeswoman said. An infant girl and a 7-year-old boy were in critical condition at the hospital, and a 3-year-old girl was in stable condition, the spokeswoman said.

A man in his 40s, believed to be the driver of the truck, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills in serious condition, officials said.

At 6 p.m., the tractor-trailer rig, eastbound on Henry Mayo Drive, collided with the car carrying six people that was turning left onto Henry Mayo from Chiquito Canyon Road, California Highway Patrol spokesman Dan Loughrey said. Both vehicles then careened into oncoming traffic and hit a van. The truck then slid down a 75-foot ravine, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Roy Burleson said. Loughrey said that the driver of the van may have been injured but that no details were available.

Traffic on Henry Mayo Drive about five miles west of Six Flags Magic Mountain was stopped in both directions for about an hour as paramedics treated the injured and CHP officers attempted to clear the road.